Wednesday, August 10, 2016

God’s Perfect 10


The world is all about the Olympics these days
but, as Catholic Christians we have
our own Olympics—the presence of God
in our lives….

In Psalm 139 we read:
Lord, you have probed me, you know me:
you know when I sit and when I stand
you understand my thoughts from afar…
you formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother’s womb.

God had us in God’s eyes before
we were born.
How awesome is that?
God strikes a perfect 10
throughout our lives.
And all we have to do is
Enjoy it.

The song goes like this:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love
I have loved you and you are mine.”

That, my friend, is a perfect 10!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What is this world coming to?


So much is happening right now
and people are asking
“what is this world coming to?”
Where is the respect and love?
Where is the need to do good
in the world?

In a world where so much
violence is happening
what can I do?

In my meager opinion,
I can start with love
with respect
with open eyes and
open heart.

It starts with me….
It starts with us….
It starts with a
Unified we….

Instead of asking
“what is this world coming to?”
Let us ask
“what in the world can I do?”

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

If you don’t stand for something . . .



The saying goes “If you don’t stand for something 
you will fall for anything.”

Today I was privileged to attend a kick-off rally
for the “Nuns on the Bus” tour.

I say “privileged" because I have
a car that would get me to Janesville,
I have money to put gas in the car,
I have friends to go with me and
encounter the greatness of this movement.

The participants of  “Nuns on the Bus” are going about
the Midwest and Eastern part of the U.S.
bringing awareness to the plight of
those less fortunate and in need.

The rally was amazing! We heard speakers,
and prayers for America.
We gathered with a group of like-minded
people that will hopefully keep
the movement alive until those in
Office hear and give notice.

So, I do stand for unity and I will not fall for anything…

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

God's Abundant Love


Two weeks ago I was on a women’s retreat
on the shores of Lake Michigan.
It was the most amazing retreat I have ever been on.
The women on the retreat were the best group
of wise women I have ever met.
It has been life changing for me and
I know that it is not easy for me to be
so swayed with God’s love that
my life is changed.
But it is….

Then, last week my Community
gathered for our CSA Summer Days meetings
Again, I was among wise
women of my community.
So I have been blessed this last
two weeks to be among such
wise and graced women

My life is wonderful and
I praise God daily for
the people God puts in my life.

I am wondering, who are the wise people
God puts in your life daily….
Reflect and name them….

Monday, June 13, 2016

What a senseless act


 It happened this weekend.
A very sad time for the families
of the men and women shot and
killed or injured by the man who
took people’s lives in his own hands.

This is a very sad time in our country.
What a senseless act
I don’t know what to say to people
who ask how this could happen.

Where is God in all this?
God is right beside us…
God is welcoming our brothers
and sisters into heaven
God is in the midst of the turmoil
and the pain.

Please do not give up on God
because of this one man
who took people’s lives
in his own hands.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Rain Keeps Pouring Down


As I look out my window it is raining, again.
we have had a windy rainy weekend and today
it is as the song goes, “Rainy days and Mondays
always get me down.”
I feel badly for the folks in Texas and the South
who are dealing with torrential rains, ours
however, are not anything like the Texas rains.

How does God reign down on us?
We look for God’s abundant love
and God so generously bestows
on us the love, and care we receive,
although not always deserve.

Today is a rainy day, a dark day
but, when we believe that God
reigns on us, the good and bad
alike, that makes me feel comforted.

I feel comforted in God’s love
and know that the rain won’t
last forever, and that somewhere
there is a rainbow, thanks God!!!